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ALSO CALLED: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, Ethernet, 100 Mbps Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, 802.3
DEFINITION: Metro Ethernet is the use of Carrier Ethernet technology in metropolitan area networks (MANs). Because it is typically a collective endeavor with numerous financial contributors, Metro Ethernet offers cost-effectiveness, reliability, scalability and bandwidth management superior to most proprietary networks.Metro Ethernet can connect business local area networks (LANs) and individual end users to a  … 
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OpenFlow and SDNs
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Openflow is a new protocol designed to control flow tables in Ethernet switches, which helps simplify networks for designers and operators.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Extreme Networks

Infonetics Research: HP is Best Positioned to Take on Cisco
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Infonetics Research conducted a survey on data center and campus Ethernet switch vendors to provide insight on IT decision makers' opinions about switch vendors, factors considered during product evaluation, and deployment plans. This resource provides highlights of the results, and why the information is relevant and valuable.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Data Center and Campus Ethernet Switch Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, view excerpts from a data center and campus Ethernet switch vendor survey to see which vendors come out on top. Respondents to the survey expect the number of switches and associated ports in their network to grow over 10% by next year – discover other takeaways from the research as you read along.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Top 5 Considerations: Transform Your Data Center with High-Performance Networks
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines five top considerations for transforming your data center with high-performance networks.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Laying the groundwork for a new level of Power over Ethernet
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a brief overview of the PoE technology, the status of standardization efforts, and key guidelines and recommendations intended to ensure that the cabling infrastructure is capable of supporting the PoE evolution.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

CommScope

An Active Fabric Manager for the Next Generation of Data Centers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the unique features of Dell's Active Fabric Manager 1.5, which automates the design and deployment of high density, low latency fabric for the next generation of data centers.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

The 10GbE Network is the Backbone of the Virtual Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why a network built at 10 GbE speeds is essential for your enterprise as server virtualization becomes the norm rather than the exception and moves from consolidation into automation.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc.

Carrier Ethernet: Transforming Business Telecommunications
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper elucidates the process of selecting the best services for your organization's WAN needs, including Private Line, Layer 2 VPNs, and Layer 3 VPNs.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

Cox Metro Ethernet Services
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces two network solutions, ELAN and MPLS IP-VPN, and helps you to discover which is better suited for your enterprise's networking needs.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

Guide: Top-Tier Ethernet Switching Platform
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores a top-tier Ethernet switching platform and highlights the benefits it can have on your organization.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Benefits of Infrastructure and Network Convergence with FCoE
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this game-changing resource to discover how your organization can benefit from adopting converged networks.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Dell, Inc.

The Benefits of a Converged LAN/SANinfrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In today’s Enterprise and Data Center environments, Ethernet is clearly the dominant interconnection medium of choice. This in-depth guide outlines the rise in 10GbE connections and their importance to IT professionals.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc.

Foundational Focus: Basics of Ethernet
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Ethernet is the most common LAN used. As you start to learn about networking, remember that communication and the movement of large numbers, whether it is people, cars, mail, or network traffic, have a commonality. Everything you know and use in your daily life can be compared to the way traffic moves.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 09 May 2013

Global Knowledge

LAN Fundamentals: Logical Addresses vs. Physical Addresses
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: There are two basic types of addresses used in Local Area Networking (LAN): logical addresses and physical addresses. Ethernet is the most common LAN and is the example used in this document. Understanding the differences of how the two addresses are used is the focus of this discussion.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

Global Knowledge

The Building Blocks of Unified Fabric and LAN/SAN Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of I/O consolidation on Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

NGBASE-T Cabling Requirements
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: Offering max data center network speeds and performance is a top priority for all IT departments. This guide takes a look at the cabling requirements for NGBASE-T and how it can revolutionize the way networking is carried out.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CommScope

PEG Bandwidth Success Story
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: As businesses continue to search for ways to reduce cost and limit risk, optimizing network infrastructure is a crucial part to achieve these goals. This guide explores one company and how they utilized PEG bandwidth to establish quality network operations and ensure customer satisfaction.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Published: 10 Jan 2014

Fujitsu

How to Handle the Growing Number of Traffic Types in your Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of I/O consolidation on Ethernet and Fibre Channel
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) What to expect from 802.11ac
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive white paper, explore 802.11ac, and how this evolved Wi-Fi standard has extended coverage beyond physical boundaries in the office, and offers more reliable connections no matter how many clients are trying to access the network.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Jun 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Unified Visibility Fabric Architecture – A New Approach to Visibility
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, uncover a unified visibility fabric architecture that centralizes network monitoring and management tools for improved and simplified performance and security analysis.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Gigamon

Extreme Networks Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Gain insight into the components of a converged data center network infrastructure using Ethernet that not only builds a more effective, efficient infrastructure but also saves costs, helping you truly achieve more with less.
Posted: 28 Aug 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Extreme Networks

Optimizing the Private Cloud with EMC VSPEX
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a scalable, on-demand infrastructure that leverages Ethernet and a powerful switching platform to help you achieve the most from your private cloud.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Extreme Networks

Open Fabric Edge - The Best Attributes of the Data Center, Now Delivered to the Edge
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Can your network accommodate the new requirements demanded on it? Explore how Ethernet switching can provide the flexibility, scalability, and resiliency you need to embrace the trends and technologies that will give your business a competitive advantage.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Extreme Networks

High-Performance iSCSI SAN Architecture - A Solution’s View from Extreme Networks, Intel and NetApp
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can increase the performance of iSCSI traffic over your converged data center network with the help of Extreme Networks' CLEAR-Flow technology.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Extreme Networks

Exploring Software-Defined Networking with Brocade
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined networking (SDN) is a hot topic today. This white paper provides an overview of the concept and the role it will play in achieving cloud success. View now to learn more!
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Brocade
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ETHERNET NETWORKS DEFINITION (continued): …  wide area network (WAN) or to the Internet. Corporations, academic institutions and government agencies in large cities can use Metro Ethernet to connect branch campuses or offices to an intranet. A typical Metro Ethernet system has a starnetwork or mesh network topology with individual routers or servers interconnected through cable or fiber optic media."Pure" Ethernet technology in the MAN environment is relatively inexpensive compared with Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) or Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) systems of similar bandwidth. However, the latter technologies can … 
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